Pennsylvania man wins Perryville triathlon

Congratulation to triathlete Brian Lovett of Allentown, Pa., who was the overall winner of the Diamond in the Rough competition in Perryville this past weekend.

Congratulation to Hunter Ritter, formerly of Perryville, who now attends John Carroll in Bel Air, on advancing in the Cadet Greco-Roman national finals in the 182 weight class at the ASICS/Vaughn Junior and Cadet National Wrestling Championships in Fargo, N.D.

Congratulations to the Perryville Little League All Stars on their second straight District 5 title.

Havre de Grace Chapter No. 27 Order of the Eastern Star will have a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast on Aug. 24 from 8 – 10 a.m. at Applebee's, 991 Beards Hill Road, Aberdeen. Cost $7 per person and $3 for children. Call Diane Smith for tickets, 410-939-2754.

Tonight is the start of the Cecil County Fair - Mark your calendars July 19 – 27. Lots of food, activities, competition and fun to be had.

Enjoy Maryland Wines, great food, crafts, demonstrations, live music at the North East Community Park on July 20 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the third annual Cecil County Food and Wine Festival. Wine tasting tickets run $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. For locations and to buy on line at

Congratulations to Dennis Bolen, who sponsored a crab feast at Ripken Stadium this past Friday night, July 12. Even with the rain, many friends and family members enjoyed the IronBird's game, free baseball caps and all the steamed crabs, hamburgers and hot dogs, beer and soda you could eat. Watch the column for next year's event. Don't miss it – the evening was a blast.

Joyful Noiz the contemporary band at St. Paul's Lutheran Church will be playing at the Aberdeen Festival Park Free Summer Concert on July 23 from 7 – 8 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair. In the event of inclement weather the performance will be held at the Aberdeen Middle School.

The Havre de Grace Arts Commission 2013 summer concert series will host Big Cam and the Lifters today (Friday July 19). They are a five piece rock n' roll band. Check them out at All performances are Friday nights at 7:30 and are free. No Rain location. Bring chairs and picnics and enjoy an evening of entertainment. On July 28, Lix will perform. They are a classic rock five piece group. Check them out at

The 50th anniversary of the Havre de Grace Art Show will be celebrated Aug. 16 from 5 – 9 featuring The Rumba Club a Latin jazz group. Wine and beer will be available for sale. The event continues Saturday Aug. 17 and Sunday Aug. 18 from 10 – 5; come out and enjoy arts and crafts, entertainment, food and children's activities. The event is sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace. For more information call 410-939-9342 or email Check out the web at

Vacation Bible school will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church "Make a Joyful Noise". July 23 to the 26th. 6 – 8 p.m. For ages 4 – 12. Questions and registration call 571-331-2618 or email the

Sister Bette Bowen, Worthy Grand Matron and Brother Bill Gunn, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star announced Grand Chapter appointments of members of Havre de Grace Chapter No. 27 Order of the Eastern Star. Those appointed were Joyce Caldwell and Beverly Southall, member of the Credentials committee; Carolyn Mathias member of the Elections committee; Ronald Mathias, Past Grand Patron and member of the Ritual committee; Joyce Caldwell member of the Sessions Committee; Joyce Caldwell, Louise Fagan, Carolyn Mathias and Ronald Mathias, PGP members of the Sessions Banquet committee; Diane Smith member of the Youth Committee; Diane Smith, Chairman and Pamela Whitecavage-Kincaid, Secretary / Treasurer of the Bonnie Blink Palm Sunday service; Carolyn Mathias member of the Cancer committee; Carolyn and Ron Mathias members of the Grand Chapter Choir; Susie Passwaters, Director of the Eastern Star Scholarship Foundation; Carolyn Mathias member of the 50 year member committee; Pamela Whitecavage-Kincaid representative of the Associate Grand Conductress Sister Diane Smith for the Grand Line Reception; Beverly R. Southall, chairman of the Press & Publicity committee; Beverly Southall, secretary/Treasurer of the WGM/WGP Special Trips Committee.

Sister Bette Bowen, Worthy Grand Matron and Brother Bill Gunn, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star announced their first Grand Representative appointment to Sister Frances Sunderland of Pentalpha Chapter No. 38 to a commission to the state of South Carolina.

Roger and Beverly Southall (my husband and I) visited with the daughter Ruth Ventela and her family, son –in – law Karl and grand-daughter Hannah over the weekend. While visiting they went to the Park Festival in Gavin Park and to the annual open house at Saratoga Racetrack.

Happy sixth wedding anniversary to my Daughter Ruth and Son in Law Karl Ventela who will celebrate on July 28.

Anniversary wishes are sent to Wilbur and Peggy Scholl on their July 28th anniversary. Love from Bonnie, Doug, Brenden, Amy, Chrissie, Greg, Julia, Reba, Ashley, Reba and Nate.

Belinda Miller is sent birthday wishes on her July 24 birthday.

Happy birthday Kim Thompson celebrating on July 28.

Happy birthday to Beverly Geisler who celebrates on July 29.

Condolences are extended to Ralph Speakman on the passing of his beloved wife Doris.

Condolences are extended to the family of Walter Heath.

Sympathy and prayers are sent to Bonnie Blakeley on the passing of her husband Dave.

Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Frankie Garland, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Marianne and Tom Pryer, June Peddicord, Gertrude Fassell, Dona and Andy Larkins, Bonnie Wagner, Ray Trott, Ethel Dill, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Terry Thurman, Leslie Dissek, Stephen Pyle, Vicki Snyder, Bobby Steward, Nancy Quinn, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, Janet and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Sharon Todd, Margaret Gosweiler, Wayne Erickson, Pauline Gosweiler, Ed Illick, Rosemary Ronning, June Gangel, Joe Pacifico, Dennis Bolen, Herb Southall, Mary Lou Southall, Bonnie Donoho, and Peggy Scholl.

Jake and Janet Williams just returned from a long weekend in Ocean City.

Cindy and Matt Williamson enjoyed this past week in Virginia Beach. Their main focus was just to relax and enjoy themselves.

Greg and Donna Lynch traveled to Gettysburg for the Battle of Gettysburg festivities.

Thank you to all those who submit articles for the column. Keep those birthdays, anniversaries, special parties and celebrations, family functions, vacations and anything you want to see in print coming to me at And don't forget to mark the subject line "ARTICLE FOR THE RECORD."

Remember this – We live in the land of the free – because of the brave! Thank a soldier today!

Today in history per the Cecil County Almanac -- July 19 -- Grand Lodge of Maryland K. of P. convened in Elkton in 1872.

Important Dates is U.S. History July 19th – first Women's Rights convention was held in 1848.

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